The city of Valencia lies on the southeastern coast of Spain
It is named as “A Piece of Heaven Fallen to Earth” for many reasons
You can explore the Mediterranean beauty of Valencia through the old buildings like Torres de Serranos, Iglesia de Santo Tomás y San Felipe Neri, and many other great places with excellent architecture
Or you can explore majestic modern sites like Institut Valencià d'Art Moderna and Museo de Bellas Artes
Going to the city of Valencia, don’t ever forget to take some time visiting Torres de Serranos. This iconic landmark is the signature symbol of Valencia as the “Old Town”. These monumental town ramparts were built with the Gothic style during the 14th century. This place used to be the defense wall of the city of Valencia in the ancient time. From this big tower, you can see the whole city of Valencia. La Lonja de la Seda is the right place you can drop by to take a closer look at illustrations of Medieval architecture carved beautifully in every corner of the building.
See the majestic Mediterranean beauty of Valencia, Iglesia de Santo Tomás y San Felipe Neri located at the center of the city. The interior of this church is impressive with the iconic blue-tiled dome. Every day, you can see Catholic mass held at this church.
Mercado Central is the spacious market building with the decorative Baroque architecture built in 1982. This market hall contains 1.300 market stalls where you can buy various fresh fruits, vegetables, and other produces.
The Valencian local cuisine has a very rich and diverse flavor that has been really popular to serve even outside of the city of Valencia. To name some of the most favorite dishes are Paella, the crispy rice served with meat and fish or lobster, and Fideuà, noodle served with the addition of seafood. Mercado Central is the spacious market building with the decorative Baroque architecture built in 1982. This market hall contains 1.300 market stalls where you can buy various fresh fruits, vegetables, and many other food products.
Valencia has a very distinct mixture of well-preserved traditional culture and modernized multi-dimensional cosmopolitan culture that harmoniously coexist within the city. Many local traditions are still maintained here. Due to the political history of Spain, the language spoken in Valencia is divided into two, the predominant language is Spanish, and the one spoken by the people around the metropolitan area is the Catalan language.
The ideal time to visit Valencia is between March to June when the weather is warm enough to explore the city all day long.
Marqués House Hotel, located one kilometer from Basilica de la Virgen de los Desamparados is ready to have you with the high quality of service including a restaurant, a stand-by front desk, room service, free WiFi, and many more additional facilities you can enjoy. This hotel is a great choice for you who are passionate about old town atmosphere and architecture. Hostal Venecia has a very unique architecture featuring the best service and facility which include Wi-Fi access, rooms with flat-screen TVs and comfortable balconies.
El Miracle is one of the best gluten-free restaurants in Valencia. Mozzarella burger here is a must-try menu along with other great menu selections you can try out. If you want to eat something different in Valencia, Kaikaya Sushi Nikkei is another place to go. In this restaurant, you can have a bite of the different tasty mixture of Asian and Brazilian sushi that you will never find anywhere else.
Café ArtySana is a lovely place to have a relaxing day in Valencia. The dishes are flavorful and the service is superb. The ambiance of this place is also very relaxing so you can spend as much time as possible to recharge yourself. If you look for an extraordinarily unusual place to spend a day, Ubik Café Cafetería Librería can be a nice option. This library-theme cafe offers an amazing lunch menu within a reasonable price.
St. Patrick'S Irish Pub is where you can have a little taste of Irish atmosphere in the land of Spain. You can also have fun doing karaoke and other bar games in the outdoor seating. Meanwhile, for you vintage cocktails lovers, Radio City is a very recommended place where you can enjoy a good cocktail plus the performance of flamenco dancers and jazz music.
Institut Valencià d'Art Modern is a contemporary art venue in contrast to the Medieval-style buildings of Valencia constructed with a heavily modern design. In this museum, you can see the collections from various important contemporary artistic movement like Abstract, Pop Art, New Figurative, and many more. Bioparc Valencia is the next destination you should visit to experience the different side of Valencia through its wonderful natural habitat-style zoo. This zoo houses large variety of African animals that are kept within the place to replicate the native environments as natural as possible.
Museo de Bellas Artes with its collection of refined and classy fine arts which feature paintings, sculptures, and archeological findings is ready to grace your Instagram page with a very high-quality artistic value. Majority of the works are from Valencian artist but you can also find some of the most popular work such as “Last Supper” and “Saint Bruno” by Francisco Ribalta and “Saint Jerome” by Jusepe de Ribera. Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias is an extraordinarily avant-garde place for you to take a look at the world of arts and sciences within this heavily futuristic-style complex. This two-kilometer complex along the Turia River is the house the six main areas you can visit such as Hemisfèric IMAX Cinema, Umbracle landscaped area, Príncipe Felipe Science Museum, Oceanogràfic aquarium, Reina Sofía opera house, and the Agora concert space.